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Tax Deal Possibly Endangered by Error in Legislation (Incompetence!)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/15/senate-vote-package-extending-bush-tax-cuts/ ^

Posted on 12/15/2010 9:23:33 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

President Obama on Wednesday urged lawmakers to reach a compromise on tax extenders but a glitch in the bill caused some senators to scramble for a correction without endangering its outcome.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., came to the Senate floor Wednesday to announce a "mistake" in the legislation. She said a program to extend low income housing tax credits for people who lost homes during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was left out of the bill even though it was a deal that all sides approved.

Landrieu said the money is needed for 2 more years to complete the projects and its inclusion was blessed by the White House and the entire Louisiana delegation of nine lawmakers, two Democrats and seven Republicans. Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., followed to say that she was right.

But the addition could open up a can of worms because Republicans have said they would not accept any changes to the deal with President Obama that House Democrats have already indicated they want to rip up.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baucus; bribes; democrats; earmarks; landrieu; tax; taxes
Would hate to see these Congress critters try to make it in the private sector!

Pathetic.

1 posted on 12/15/2010 9:23:36 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
How would they know?

Nobody even reads the damned things until long after they've been passed.

2 posted on 12/15/2010 9:24:34 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“...”mistake” in the legislation...”

This whole thing is one big a$$ mistake.


3 posted on 12/15/2010 9:26:12 AM PST by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

STOP THE PRESSES!!! We forgot some pork.


4 posted on 12/15/2010 9:28:24 AM PST by DManA
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To: Red in Blue PA

I swear Katrina pay outs will be in 2111’s budget.


5 posted on 12/15/2010 9:30:21 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Didn’t she get a huge windfall for her state already in th porkulus package? Now she needs more. New Orleans, the gift WE keep on giving???


6 posted on 12/15/2010 9:30:57 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: DManA
She said a program to extend low income housing tax credits for people who lost homes during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was left out of the bill

Otherwise known as the Looter Guy Provision.


7 posted on 12/15/2010 9:31:04 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Sybeck1

Sadly, that is not hyperbole.


8 posted on 12/15/2010 9:33:05 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Jeez, Katrina was over FIVE YEARS AGO.

The hurricane that keeps on giving.


9 posted on 12/15/2010 9:33:11 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If that was already agreed upon,why would it be considered a change?


10 posted on 12/15/2010 9:34:40 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

Or if it was agreed upon the the bill depends upon it, why not simply have it as a separate bill?


11 posted on 12/15/2010 9:35:58 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

How do you give a “housing tax credit” to low income people, when they don’t pay income taxes in the first place?


12 posted on 12/15/2010 9:36:03 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos

I was in Ike. I wonder if I could file an application to the feds for some “help” after more than 2 years.


13 posted on 12/15/2010 9:38:17 AM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s been 5 years. When can we expect they will get back on their feet?

Is the idea that we will support these people for the rest of their lives?


14 posted on 12/15/2010 9:41:56 AM PST by DManA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yet another entitlement system.

Time for a truly conservative party. These socialists are getting bothersome.


15 posted on 12/15/2010 9:43:46 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: exit82
Jeez, Katrina was over FIVE YEARS AGO. The hurricane that keeps on giving.

But only to New Orleans, of course. The Mississippi coast which took the worst from Katrina gets nothing.

16 posted on 12/15/2010 9:43:56 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Red in Blue PA
Analogy heard on the radio by Wilkow:

"You don't crap in a pool and tell me the water's clean!"
"But it's just a little nugget."
"I don't care! It's still crap!"

17 posted on 12/15/2010 9:44:18 AM PST by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Didn’t Sen. Mary ‘Porky’ Landrieu, D-La get a big chuck of pork for her Obama Care vote?


18 posted on 12/15/2010 9:46:00 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward with Confidence!)
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To: DManA

99 years of unemployment...


19 posted on 12/15/2010 9:47:34 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: DManA
Is the idea that we will support these people for the rest of their lives?

Yes. How many other natural disasters have there been since Katrina? Floods in the upper midwest and in Tennessee, tornadoes, wildfires, etc. All those people are quietly putting their lives back together and getting on about their business. NO is just caught in a perpetual Groundhog Day episode of Katrina. I stopped feeling sorry for them a long time ago. No more handouts!!

20 posted on 12/15/2010 9:48:13 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Labyrinthos
How do you give a “housing tax credit” to low income people, when they don’t pay income taxes in the first place?

My bet is it is like the Earned Income Tax Credit - totally refundable, even if you never pay a dime of tax.

21 posted on 12/15/2010 9:49:59 AM PST by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Tear the whole damn tax bill up…

a small temporary loss but much larger gains starting in January.

“NO NO NO’’ on this tax bill


22 posted on 12/15/2010 9:53:55 AM PST by Java4Jay
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To: Red in Blue PA

There is no more money.


23 posted on 12/15/2010 9:55:32 AM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islamism, Darwinism)
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To: keepitreal

Another means to redistribute wealth.


24 posted on 12/15/2010 9:56:00 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Red in Blue PA

“She said a program to extend low income housing tax credits for people who lost homes during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was left out of the bill even though it was a deal that all sides approved. “

How the heck long are we going to be paying for those folks housing? tar and feathers folks


25 posted on 12/15/2010 9:58:06 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t believe it was a “mistake”. This was cleverly crafted to obtain maximum chaos.


26 posted on 12/15/2010 10:01:09 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
How would they know?

You can bet every congressman/senator had a staff member scouring the bill to make sure their pork is in it.

27 posted on 12/15/2010 10:06:32 AM PST by Never on my watch (I could never be a liberal, I love freedom)
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To: exit82
The hurricane that keeps on giving.

Lot's of minority "victims" during a Republican presidency... The Perfect Storm.

28 posted on 12/15/2010 10:10:33 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: sanjuanbob
Don’t believe it was a “mistake”. This was cleverly crafted to obtain maximum chaos.

And seven Repubs went along... I tell ya, they're all part of the same country club...

29 posted on 12/15/2010 10:30:10 AM PST by blade_tenner
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To: Labyrinthos
How do you give a “housing tax credit” to low income people, when they don’t pay income taxes in the first place?


30 posted on 12/15/2010 10:32:46 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Red in Blue PA

SO the mistake was that they left off more pork? It would be rich if that was enough to derail it but unfortunately it won’t be.


31 posted on 12/15/2010 10:43:44 AM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: Red in Blue PA
. Landrieu said the money is needed for 2 more years to complete the projects

the money is needed for so long as the Republic lasts. The heirs of the recipients cannot in good conscience be turned out of their homes, nor can their heirs. The poor we shall always have with us and the Government will guarantee their status.

32 posted on 12/15/2010 10:48:09 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: C210N

Ok so with this problem, can we run the clock out so the dream act isn’t voted upon? Is that realistic?


33 posted on 12/15/2010 10:50:49 AM PST by MrInvisible
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To: Red in Blue PA
Is it tool late to rescind the Louisiana Purchase?
34 posted on 12/15/2010 11:03:41 AM PST by AU72
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To: Red in Blue PA

What will it take to stop these piggies? Oh I know the answer all right...........


35 posted on 12/15/2010 11:13:24 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz; The Comedian
How would they know? Nobody even reads the damned things until long after they've been passed.

LOL! It's not yet at the "Unreadable" level of porkiness, so therefore it doesn't "size up" to congressional standards.... but they will do their damndest to get it there.

36 posted on 12/15/2010 11:33:24 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama is the dog who caught the fire truck!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
She said a program to extend low income housing tax credits for people who lost homes during Hurricanes Katrina

Good Lord...how many decades are we going to be paying for Katrina? I still want to know what happened to all those gazillions of dollars that were DONATED willingly to the relief effort. Each person in NOLA should have a nice replacement house and a car with that cash that flowed in immediately after the storm.

37 posted on 12/15/2010 11:45:02 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Pack the whole bunch of them up right now and ship them to Hawaii for Christmas . . . on the Titanic.


38 posted on 12/15/2010 11:58:24 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: DManA
It’s been 5 years. When can we expect they will get back on their feet?

Every time there is an NFL game from N'Orleans I want to scream. Usually takes about five minutes until the start the "Can a city come back, blah, blah, blah?" routine. ESPN is the worst, NBC not far behind.

Meanwhile Mississippi has recovered without a whimper by the media.

39 posted on 12/15/2010 12:03:34 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Obama: All turban, no camels.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Absolutely


40 posted on 12/15/2010 12:07:12 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: C210N

Thanks. I assume your chart is for Mississippi Residents? Correct?


41 posted on 12/15/2010 12:44:44 PM PST by luckybogey
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To: luckybogey

Yes, probably similar all over with minor adjustments. Probably much worse here in MA.


42 posted on 12/15/2010 12:48:02 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Or if it was AGREED upon the the bill depends upon it, why not simply have it as a separate bill?

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i read this as A GREED upon this bill... in my best shakespearian voice...

teeman


43 posted on 12/15/2010 1:13:55 PM PST by teeman8r (Act nobly, behave humbly. Not the other way around.)
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To: teeman8r

This is starting to remind me too much of the TARP bill.

It starts out as a simple idea, then balloons into a huge mess. It looks like they (both sides) are attaching everything and the kitchen sink to it like it is their last chance to push through pork.

At this point, I ready to say chuck it and wait till Jan. and send through a clean bill.


44 posted on 12/15/2010 2:13:11 PM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The other “error” is that all revenue bills must originate in the House. There should be an lawsuit in the Supreme court’s hopper the instant the president signs it into law.


45 posted on 12/15/2010 3:54:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I would hate to see the bill end up in limbo until the next session begins. (I’m lying).


46 posted on 12/15/2010 5:11:24 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Red in Blue PA.


47 posted on 12/15/2010 7:15:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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